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Tom Devey

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FBC Manby Bowdler LLP

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Agricultural and Rural Services


A Partner at the Firm, Tom specialises in all issues relating to agricultural property and businesses including land sales and acquisitions, partnership matters, farming contracts, renewables, minerals, telecoms and agricultural tenancies. Tom also provides advice relating to subsidy and regulation under the Common Agricultural Policy and the law relating to country field sports.

Tom is currently the Treasurer of the Shropshire branch of the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust, a member of the Agricultural Law Association, having qualified as a Fellow in 2012, and a member of the British Association of Shooting and Conservation.


Trained Gwynnes Solicitors; qualified 2004; assistant solicitor 2004-05; assistant solicitor MFG Solicitors 2005-08; associate solicitor MFG Solicitors 2008-11; partner 2011; Partner FBC Manby Bowdler LLP 2012.


The Country Land and Business Association (CLA); Agricultural Law Association (ALA); Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust.


Ercall Wood School, 1989-94; New College Wellington, 1994-96; University of the West of England, Bristol, 1996-99 (BA Hons, English); University of Wolverhampton, 1999-2000 (Common Professional Exam); College of Law, Chester, 2000-01 (LPC).


Rugby, reading, shooting and fishing.

West Midlands: Private client

Agriculture and estates

Within: Agriculture and estates

FBC Manby Bowdler LLP¬† is known for its ‚Äėdedication to client satisfaction‚Äô, with expertise in succession planning, family law and dispute resolution. Sarah Baugh¬†co-heads the practice and focuses on property and business-based agricultural matters. Fellow practice head Steven Corfield¬†also specialises in agricultural law, with a notable skillset in restructurings, succession planning and contentious matters. Tom Devey¬†is ‚Äėextremely prompt with any requests‚Äô and possesses ‚Äėa wealth of knowledge on a broad range of land and agricultural law‚Äô.¬† Other key figures include¬†Suzanne Tucker, who is known for her ‚Äėknowledge of planning law‚Äô; town planning specialist Niall Blackie; probate claims expert Craif Ridge; and Brian Aikman, who works on agricultural litigation.

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